Sacha
Baniel-Stark JD/MA ’16

“At NYU Law, I’ve learned how to stand up and be an advocate for a case that I believe in...”

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Sacha
Baniel-Stark JD/MA ’16

“At NYU Law, I’ve learned how to stand up and be an advocate for a case that I believe in...”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

BA, Reed College

 

Academic Interest

Law and Philosophy

Beyond the Books

NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Jurisprudence and Philosophy Group

Law Women

Summer Work

Capital Appeals Project and the Promise of Justice Initiative, New Orleans*

US Department of Justice, Washington, DC*

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

*Supported by PILC Summer Funding Program

After NYU Law

Clerk for Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, beginning August 2016

1L Highlight: Real-World Skills

“Lawyering gave us learning-by-doing opportunities in different areas of practice. The small class size made it a lot easier to form study groups and make my first friendships.”

2L Highlight: Equal Justice Defender Clinic

“I’m interested in prisoners' rights. Being part of Professor Bryan Stevenson’s clinic is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life, but also one of the most character-building.”

PILC Funding: Making Public Service Possible

“Thanks to Public Interest Summer Funding grants, I worked at Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans assisting on active cases, and at the Department of Justice focusing on civil litigation around prisoners' rights and on criminal prosecution of public corruption. I definitely got to see how much I've learned in law school.”

Favorite Activity: Making Law Revue

“Law Revue is a ridiculous amount of fun. It’s a lot of time diverted from traditional law school studies, but it pays off in enjoyment and community.”

Exchange of Ideas: The Colloquium

“One of the cornerstones of my joint program is the Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy. Led by Professors Samuel Scheffler, Jeremy Waldron, and Liam Murphy, it's great exposure to contemporary work and provides a unique environment to explore cutting-edge debates across topics.”